Heath (1808 - 1885)
at Halling Parish Church, 1825.
- MaryAnn Strong - Born and baptised 1826, Halling.
- Matilda Strong - Born and baptised 1828, Halling.
- George Strong -
Born and baptised 1831, Halling.
At the time of their marriage, Joseph and Margaret were noted as being
a bachelor and a spinster, they were also 'both of this parish'. Joseph
signed his name while Margaret signed with a 'X'. The witnesses to the
marriage were William Heath (presumably Margaret's father) and Ann Lamb.
The children's baptism records state that Joseph was a labourer.
I don't know what happened to Joseph and Margaret between 1831 and 1881
as I haven't been able to locate them in either the census or parish
records until 1881 when Margaret appears in Strood as a widow. Mary
died in 1885. She was buried at Strood, and noted as having lived at
the Union Workhouse.
- George Strong (1831 -
married Sarah Ann
Crosswell (1834 - unknown)
(near Gravesend), 1856. Known children:
- George Strong - Baptised 1857, Halling, Kent.
- Elizabeth Strong - Baptised 1859, Halling, Kent.
- William Strong - Baptised 1861, Halling, Kent.
- John Strong - Baptised 1863, Halling, Kent.
- Mary Strong
- Baptised 1866, Halling, Kent.
- Edith Strong - Baptised 1869, Halling, Kent. Died 1869 aged
8 months old. Buried in Halling.
- Adelaide M. Strong
- Arthur Strong - Died 1876 aged 2 and a half years old.
Buried in Halling.
The 1841 and 1851 census records show George was living with his
Heath (see Heath Census Records
The 1861 census shows George living with his family in Halling.
Also with the family was George's uncle, Thomas Heath. George worked as
an engine driver throughout most of his life.
The eldest six children were all baptised in Halling. I haven't been
able to find a baptism for Adelaide or Arthur yet, although Arthur was
buried in Halling.
George died in 1875 and is buried at Halling. Sarah went on to remarry
- see the Crosswell page for more details.
- Mary Strong (1866 -
had a relationship with an
unknown person in 1891 and had a child:
- Florence Strong - Born
1891 in Gravesend, Kent. Married Francis Stock
Married Albert Edward Birchell in Fulham, London, 1896. Known children:
- Edith Birchell
- Alice Birchell
At the time of Florence's birth Mary was working as a domestic general
servant. Florence's father was not mentioned on the birth certificate.
Florence's birth was registered two months after the event. At this
point Mary was living in the Union Workhouse in Gravesend. I've been
unable to lcoate Mary in the 1891 census.
When Mary married Albert Birchell they were noted as being 30 and 37
years old respectively. Albert was a widower while Mary was a spinster.
Both gave the same address in Fulham for their residence at time of
The 1901 census shows the family living in Fulham. Mary was working as
a mangling woman with her own account. Florence was recorded as
'Birchell' although she continued to use the name Strong.
Mary was a witness at Florence's wedding.
Florence Strong (1891 - 1955)
had a relationship with an
unknown person in 1911 and had a child:
- Albert Edward Strong - Born 1911 in Fulham, London.
Florence was working as a general domestic servant at the time of
Albert's birth. Alberts father was not mentioned on his birth
certificate, but it was always believed that Francis Stock was his
father, particularly as they only married a year later. Apparently
Florence's mother didn't want Florence to marry underage so stopped
them from marrying. Albert was brought up by Francis and Florence.
On Florence's marriage certificate she gave her fathers name as being
Arthur Stock. I'm not sure why she did this as her mother was unmarried.